Analyst/Associate, Operations & Finance NY Green Bank, New York City Headquarters

NY Green Bank (“NYGB”) seeks a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational, writing, critical thinking and quantitative skills to join the NYGB team in the position of Analyst/Associate, Operations & Finance.  The successful candidate will work closely with a small team that manages the full range of NYGB’s operations and financial functions including strategy, business planning, fund operations, impact analysis and reporting, treasury-related, investment administration, management reporting and external affairs functions.  While working on projects across the group and organization as required, this position is expected to primarily support NYGB’s impact and finance and planning functions.  The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience of a wide variety of activities, clean energy transactions and the underlying energy technologies. This position is based in New York City.

NYGB is a $1.0 billion State-sponsored specialized financial entity that is structured and operates like a private sector investment fund/asset manager.  Its mission is to focus on the financing markets and, together with private sector capital, invest in projects that accelerate the deployment of commercially demonstrable clean energy technologies in New York State (“NYS”).  NYGB has more than $450.0 million overall investments to date that spur clean energy development in the State, with benefits for New York residents more broadly.  In late 2017, Governor Cuomo announced that NYGB would seek at least an additional $1.0 billion of third-party capital in 2018 to broaden the scope of investable projects and increase the amount of clean energy deployed for every public dollar invested.  This capital-raising process is just beginning and represents a potential first-of-its-kind transaction for a State-sponsored entity.  In conjunction with the third-party capital raise, NYGB intends to expand the availability of financing for clean energy projects – and therefore its investing activity - nationally.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the NYGB team, support the full range of day-to-day operations activities across the organization, including:
    • Portfolio impact reporting measurement and evaluation activities;
    • Pipeline impact estimation and reporting activities;
    • Continuing evolution, improvement and implementation of NYGB’s clean energy impact reporting standards, including all underlying analysis, templates and tools;
    • Implementation of NYGB data management and control processes;
    • Assisting with the maintenance and optimization of key NYGB software infrastructure platforms;
    • All reporting (management, internal/external, periodic/ad hoc);
    • Interactions with NYSERDA colleagues as required across a range of topics (e.g., market characterization and performance, finance, HR, legal, specific programs); and
    • Stakeholder interaction and relationship management;
  • Prepare analyses, internal/external reports, presentations to senior managers around strategic, operational and other matters; and
  • Manage ad hoc and special projects as needed.

Core Competencies & Experience

  • Team-player with demonstrated interest in sustainability, sustainable investments, and energy systems;
  • Takes ownership of tasks, projects and relationships and follows through on obligations and promises;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office products including Power Point and Word;
  • Action/results-oriented: able to execute and get desired results, consistently gets things done in a timely and professional manner, honed attention to detail;
  • Able to handle a variety of projects in parallel: able to prioritize and keep all initiatives moving forward to meet deadlines, flexibility to move between projects, including where priorities and objectives shift;
  • Involves the right people at the right time for optimal problem-solving and decision-making;
  • Able to build trust and strong relationships across (and outside) the organization;
  • Adaptable, self-starter capable of working under limited supervision as well as taking on new and unfamiliar tasks as needed while working effectively in a dynamic, fluid and fast-paced organization; and
  • Unparalleled work ethic with the ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines with a willingness to commit substantial time and energy to the success of the NYGB.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business or a related area;
  • Previous experience with investment operations and/or project, structured or leveraged finance and investment is not required but is a plus;
  • Graduate degree (and/or significant relevant experience) required for consideration at Associate level.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume (in PDF format with your name included in each file name) to recruiter@nyserda.ny.gov by close of business on Friday, June 1, 2018. Please include “NYGB Analyst/Associate, Operations & Finance” as the subject to your email. 

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.